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Vera Gibbons is a financial journalist based in New York City and is a contributor to Zillow Blog. Connect with her at http://veragibbons.com/.

Stories by Vera Gibbons

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Increase Your Home's Value in 5 Easy Steps

Focused improvements in these key areas will position your home to sell — without breaking the bank.

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4 Financial Trends for 2015

Tired of renting? Uncertain about retirement? You’re not alone. Here’s a look at four major financial issues facing Americans.

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Financial Housekeeping Tips to Close Out the Year

Personal finance expert Vera Gibbons offers tips for getting your finances in order and ending 2014 on a high note.

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Finding the Best Rental: Tips for Today's Market

Great apartments and rental homes can be hard to find — and tough to afford. Here are some strategies for getting a rental you’ll love.

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What Renters Need to Know About Landlords

To make smarter rental decisions, it pays to know where landlords are coming from.

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4 Reasons to Buy a Home During the Holidays

‘Tis the season — not just for exchanging gifts and holding festive get-togethers, but also for scoring a great deal on a new home.

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Black Friday Deals on TVs, Laptops, Toys and More

If these items are on your holiday shopping list, Black Friday may be your chance to score a bargain.

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How Will Soaring Interest Rates Impact You?

Experts predict rising interest rates in the year ahead. Be prepared for how these changes could affect your finances.

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Warning! Fall Sticker Shock Ahead

Five common expenses are on the rise. Learn what to expect, and how to minimize the impact on your budget.

Why You Should Get Off the Fence About Buying a Home

As the housing market continues to stabilize, you might be thinking more seriously about purchasing a home, right? Here are some reasons why it’s (still) a good idea to get off the fence — sooner, rather than later.

Tips for Becoming a Mom-and-Pop Landlord

Thinking of renting out your home? There are many things to consider before you make the final decision.

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How to Own a Vacation Home With Friends

Here are a few things to keep in mind so that you don’t turn your dream house into a nightmare.

Tips for Buying the Right Vacation Home

Here’s how to buy the right vacation home so as to make the experience as rewarding (personally and financially) as possible.

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4 Ways to Gain the Competitive Edge When Home Shopping

If you’ve been out there house hunting, you’re likely aware of the many challenges and obstacles that come with the territory.

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Everything You Need to Know About Cash Buyers

So who are these cash buyers, and where are they located? Here are answers to some of your questions.

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